LAST few tickets remaining for Sparsholt Music Concert. The summer concert on Sunday, August 13, at Sparsholt Memorial Hall, will be predominantly classical with some lighter music mixed in.

Musicians include virtuosic clarinettist Claudio, a piano quartet and local pianist Tom Jesty making his debut with a series of Spanish pieces.

Tickets cost £10, must be booked in advance and include tea and a slice of home-made cake. Performances start at 3pm.

To book, go to the Sparsholt Village Shop or email sparsholtmusic@gmail and transfer the fee to Fiona Zarb-Adami, Account Number: 03336781, Sort Code: 09-01-29, using your name as the reference. The event uses a paperless system, names will instead be crossed off on a list at the door.

Outdoor 80’s cinema nights are continuing at Lainston House Hotel, in Sparsholt, with Back to the Future on Thursday, August 17 and Top Gun on Friday, August 25. Doors open at 7pm ready for films to start at sunset on the South Lawn.

Guests are encouraged to bring their picnics, blankets and chairs. Tickets cost £20 for adults and £10 for kids. To book call 01962 776088.

LITTLETON and Harestock Parish Council is in discussions with the organisers of Winchester Repair Café to see if something can be set up in the area in the autumn.

The repair café opened earlier this year with monthly sessions in Badger Farm and Winnall to help people live more sustainably – mending their belongings rather than throwing them away.

The parish council will be gauging interest from residents and exploring whethers there’s any willing volunteers who might be able to help mend items from household appliances and furniture to clothing.

LITTLETON Art Group is still eagerly recruiting new members. The friendly club has been meeting for 30 years, drawing and using water colours and pastels at Littleton Church Room.

The group meets every Tuesday from 7-9pm and will be exhibiting at Littleton and Harestock Show this year. For more information contact Alan Collins on 01962866986.

A NEW mini meadow, in Harestock, is being left for nature to take over. The parish council is allowing the grass and wild plants to grow in Buriton Road to improve biodiversity and encourage plants and pollinators. The land will be mowed twice a year with wildflowers being reintroduced in the coming year.

THE Worthys Music Festival is back this year on Saturday, September 9. Attractions include 14 confirmed acts – featuring new artist Cobe, face painting, burgers courtesy of the third Winchester Scouts, wood-fired pizza and the children’s fancy dress fun run. The event at Eversley Park is free to attend and this year starts at the earlier time of midday, with live music until 11pm.

THE Itchen Valley Choir is running a free trial session on Wednesday, September 6 from 7.45pm to 9.30pm at the Itchen Abbas and Avington Village Hall. For more information contact Jacqui Squire at

ST Mary’s Church, in Avington, is going back in time to 250 years ago. The Madding Crowd singers will lead an afternoon in their period costumes, giving visitors the chance to hear the barrel organ, imagine church services in the Georgian period and celebrate in the garden in 18th-century style.

The event is open from 4-6pm on Sunday, September 24.